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    Anyone carry a Kahr CW9?

    Does anyone carry a Kahr CW9 and how do you carry it?

    Right now I carry a full-size 9mm on the hip IWB and it's not working out so well. Driving is a problem and the discreet unholstering of the gun in the car before going into some "no carry" zone. Besides, I'm not a big guy and the gun wasn't designed for concealed carry.

    What interests me about the Kahr is its size - big enough to handle, small enough to conceal, its reputation for quality/reliability, and its price. I am considering pocket, hip and shoulder holsters. Anyone with experience and/or advise?
    Thanks,
    CinSC

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    I don't have a CW9 but I do have a E9, PM9, PM40 and a PM45. I've carried them all but now I just carry the PM45. I make my own Kydex holsters and I like an IWB tuckable design. Just like everything else, to each his own. Try different holsters until you find one that fits you and is comfortable.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

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    Red Hat,
    impressive collection! Is the .45 tough on your hands?
    C

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    It's not bad at all. I enjoy shooting it.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

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    I carry my CW9 as a backup quite often and as a primary piece in extremely hot weather. My preferred method is in a Galco ankle rig. I also have a Mernickle OWB holster that conceals it quite well. For a quick trip to the store, I have a Galco clip on IWB holster. For motorcycling, either a 5.11 holster shirt or a Roma vest for CCW. All of these solutions work great.

    Note: I only use the ankle holster when carrying the CW9 as a BUG.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    I have a CW9 and when I OWB carry I use a Don Hume 721OT and it fits it like a dream. I wear it at about 3:30 and it stays nice and snug up against me. I also pocket carry it in an Uncle Mikes #4 in my front jeans pocket. It is at the outer limits of what I consider pocket carry....but it works out pretty darn well. If I can fool my wife, it's truly concealed.

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    Carry a CW9

    New here to USAC, I CC a CW9, actually 2. IWB in a custom Leather with Crimson trace, OWB in a Galco leather. Love them both. Actively shoot IDPA matches with CW9, impresses many with easy conceal-ability and awesome accuracy.
    So many targets-Not enough Ammo

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    You might also want to look at a Glock 26/27/33

  10. I carry a CW9 as one of my carry pieces. I bought it off of recommendation of two LEO friends. It is a very concealable weapon. I carry mine either in my ankle holster or in a leather slide holster at about 3:30. Both work great. I carry a spare loaded mag in my pocket when I have room for it.

    I think the CW is a great weapon for the price. They now also offer Trijicon sights for it through the Kahr web site for $80. I will be putting a set of those on mine. It replaces the polymer front site with a metal one.

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    Before I purchased my Kahr CW9, I visited several local gun shops and a few gun show, just to see what gust feels good in my hand. After all, everyone has different size of hand, and with my smaller-than-average hands, I was planning to get compact or subcompact guns in 9mm. Many popular brands like Glock, Ruger, and Beretta, have various sub-compact with 10+ rounds capacity, and while that is very attractive feature (less reloading at the range), the double-stack magazine certainly adds more thickness to the grip and added weight. THEN, I saw Kahr CW9 and held it. MAN!, this one fits in my hand perfectly. The owner of the gun show told me that it is DAO, and so by itself, it is a nice CCW, and the trigger is very smooth for double-action trigger. In fact, CW40 is his preferred choice of EDC (as he showed me in his OWB holster.

    Last week, I went to the local range and shot 50 rounds of Sellier and Bellot 9mm Luger FMJ, and had no failure. At about 15 to 20 yards, I had pretty good grouping of shots around the center of my targets. The recoil was manageable, and the trigger was very smooth. The sights are the original ones that came with the gun, but I am definitely looking to replace them with a set of ones available from Kahr website.

    This will definitely be my carry weapon, after putting a few hundred more rounds through it.

    Does anyone suggest a comfortable IWB holster for this? I was looking at either Galco Sto-N-Go Inside the Pant holster or Don Hume Clip-On IWB holster.

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